Baseball season opens in Oakland, California: April 2, 1918; auto parade through downtown streets and pregame warmup. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Baseball, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, Sports: Baseball
The World Parade, produced by Castle Films, distributed by University of Alabama 0659 PA8627 Golden Gate City ( 4 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area: Infrastructure, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
Promotional film for the eastern San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda and part of Contra Costa counties) emphasizing its excellent weather, advanced infrastructure, and cultural and economic advantages. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda County, San Francisco Bay Area: Industry, Weather
Astonishing film sponsored by a newspaper which held a contest for the most unusual dream and then made it into a short film. A woman dreams of losing her baby, rowing across San Francisco Bay and finding her child in an unusual place. ( 12 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, Dreams, Surrealism
How the Salvation Army responds to human needs. Includes many images of depressed neighborhoods and skid rows in San Francisco and other California cities, as well as the construction of Daly City. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Social services, Salvation Army, San Francisco Bay Area
Vallecitos Atomic Electric Power Plant, the first licensed nuclear power plant, opens at Pleasanton, Calif. on November 25, 1957. Newsreel story. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Newsreels, Atomic-nuclear: Energy, San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda County
Scenes shot in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, on San Pablo Bay, apparently in the late 1920s. Images include: pans over the waterfront; workers at the Bay Specialty Company; the erection of the American Plywood factory; white-collar men exiting a meeting, greeting the camera and tipping their hats; workers at the Martinez Steam Laundry posing; flappers outside another business; entrance to Alhambra Union High School and students leaving; high-school girls in typing class; Martinez... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Martinez, Occupations: Laundry, Children
Pedestrians and motorists share the responsibility for accident prevention. Filmed on the streets and sidewalks of Oakland, California, and on a tabletop with model cars and dolls representing pedestrians. The film that began the Prelinger Archives collection. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Safety: Pedestrian, Animation: Stop-motion, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland
Bicycle safety film for children, shot on the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, California. Features numerous examples of safe and unsafe cycle riding, simulated accidents, and scenes of post-World War II East Bay streets and sidewalks. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Bicycles, Bicycles: Safety, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland
How the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California increased traffic with a sophisticated program of advertising and promotion. Excellent footage of stores and shoppers in an upscale suburb. Some footage from this film was used in IN THE SUBURBS. Producer and Photographer: George H. Kelley. Kodachrome. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Consumerism, Shopping centers, San Francisco Bay Area: San Mateo County
Scenes shot on San Francisco Bay during Fleet Week (ca. 1929-31), on a lake and at a zoo. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay, Fleet Week, lakes, zoos, animals, home movies, leisure, recreation, military
Home movies showing an outdoor meal attended by upper-middle-class people, fishing on San Francisco Bay (the Marin islands and East and West Brother Islands visible), boating in the area of San Francisco Marina, and scenes of Fleet Week in San Francisco Bay, ca. 1929-31. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay, Fleet Week, home movies, leisure, recreation, military, dining, eating, meals,...
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
Homemade cautionary drama about the case of a young girl who is abducted and murdered by a stranger. Director and Photographer: Joseph S. Cozzolino. With Tolie Cozzolino (Mother); Rennie Knight (Girl); Danny Knight (Stranger); Steve Knight (Boy); Ron McHenry and R. Anderson (Deputies). Filmed in and around Santa Rosa, California. Kodachrome. ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Safety: Children, Crime and criminals, San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma County
Produced by Jack Simmons and Bob Jordan. Titles date film as Sunday, July 7, 1940. Includes scenes of a picnic, two men practicing contact gymnastics, resting and sport. After "The End" title, film includes footage of automobile racing on banked track in enclosed stadium, point-of-view scenes shot from a car driving westbound on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, eastbound scenes on the bridge, scenes on San Francisco Bay shot from a ferry, a parade on an unidentified occasion... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, home...